Have you discovered the Fairy Forest just outside of Kamas Utah? It is spectacularly fun and magical.
What is the Utah Fairy Forest?
The Utah Fairy Forest is a collection of fairy homes and living space. It is mystic. It is magical and it is amazing.
The forest changes throughout the year. People add more fairy homes to it and the weather takes away from the forest, so going more than once is definitely suggested. Don’t be upset if your fairy home isn’t exactly the same as when you left it. The fairies must have loved it!
How Much Does it Cost?
The Fairy Forest is free. It is just off the highway. However, there is a fee to go on the Mirror Lake Scenic Highway. It is $6 and this is completely worth the money.
Where is the Utah Fairy Forest?
Located on the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, the Utah Fairy Forest is hidden. You have to know where you are going to get there and find it.
To get to Fairy Forest, head up to Kamas. Take the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (Hwy 150). Drive to mile marker 17 just past Shady Dell campground. There is a pullout right at the mile marker. Park and follow the trail that goes to the right (as you face the forest).
You do walk through the campground and will walk until you find a dry creek bed with huge river rocks. (See safety tips below).
After you cross the river, bear right. Trails head off in front of you. The entrance to the forest is about 30 feet away.
What should I bring to the Utah Fairy Forest?
- Rocks (best to prepaint them at home – use acrylic paint that won’t wash away)
- Paints (for painting rocks)
- Anything you want to build a fairy house – milk jugs, baskets, ribbon, etc.
- Your imagination
Safety and Tips
It is a small hike (5 minutes) to the fairy forest. However, you do have to cross a rock bed that has water. Sometimes the water is higher and sometimes it is nonexistent. Please be careful – especially when there is high water. Don’t cross if it isn’t safe.
Bring good hiking shoes to assist in getting there.
Some of the rocks in the river bed are lose – be careful.
The parking is at the side of the road on a highway. Be careful entering and exiting your vehicle.
Looking for a pinterest worthy picture of the Salt Lake Temple? There are many great places around Temple Square to get a great pictures of the Salt Lake Temple. Here are our top 5.
Take the elevator to the top floor and enjoy the view (if you aren’t afraid of heights). Chose different times of the day for a different look in your picture.
2. Oval Reflection Pond
There are two reflection ponds near the Salt Lake Temple. The oval reflection pond is directly east of the temple. The best time for a reflection picture is night. It is also fun to get pictures of the family’s reflections in the pond.
3. North State Street
This is a fun one to describe. This is NOT in Temple Square but just outside Temple Square. On the west side of state street and just north of the Beehive House is a little bench. Climb up on the bench for a better view and you can get the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Temple and North Visitor Center in the picture.
4. Up Close
You can now walk around the temple. There are a lot of fun shots of close ups that you can take. These are just two. We want to take more during the day!
5. Square Reflection Pond
The square reflection pond is further east than than oval reflection pond, but not quite to State Street. Play with zoom and lighting for the perfect picture!
What to Bring?
- A good camera!
- Blanket if you want to sit or kneel to take pictures
The Haunted Attic at Trafalga in Lehi is a must for this fall! Reviewing a haunted house is difficult because we don’t want to spoil the fun. So the simple version is that you HAVE TO GO! It isn’t short (we were pleasantly surprised by how long it is) and it is completely worth your time and money.
For more details about what to expect read on (if you want no chances of a spoiler, skip to the Where is the Haunted Attic section.)
The Haunted Attic is dark, long and full of twists and turns. There are several places where we didn’t expect to jump and did. It is a endless maze of dark and haunted hallways with ravenous zombies coming to life to spook and chase you. There are enough fake (and pretty cool and sometimes gruesome) zombies that sometimes you don’t know which ones are real. You will be startled. There are neat effects with smoke and spiderwebs and scenery and darkness. We don’t want to give it away so we will stop there. But you have to go – several times.
How scary is the Haunted Attic?
This is always the golden question and the most difficult to answer since everyone has a different threshold for being scared. For adults, it is good, clean, gruesome fun. We jumped and we laughed. The actors don’t get too close or too personal and that is a good thing. Seven Peaks (and Trafalga) suggest an age of 13 year or older. We did bring our kids ranging from 8-12 years old. We had a good time but my girls are more sensitive and were very scared (but didn’t cry). My son went first and loved the whole thing.
Tips for Making the Haunted Attic the BEST Experience Ever:
- Separate yourself from the group ahead of you. More than 2-3 in a group and you will see what is coming and it won’t surprise you as much.
- If you are bringing younger children, educate them about what a chainsaw is and how this one can’t and won’t hurt you. (Sorry for the spoiler but every haunted house has a chainsaw, right? Plus you will hear it long before you see it.)
- There is a lot of noise and screaming by the zombies, warn anyone who needs a heads up.
- It is busy because it is a good haunted house. Be prepared for a line and bring something to do while you wait.
- If you have a Pass of All Pass, don’t forget to bring it!
- Smile and have fun.
Where is the Haunted Attic?
At the Seven Peaks/Trafalga in Lehi Utah. 1320 North 300 West, Lehi, UT 84043
What are the Haunted Attic Hours?
- Mondays – Thursdays: 7 PM – 10 PM
- Fridays – Saturdays: 7 PM – Midnight
- Closed Sundays
What is the Pricing?
If you have a Pass Of All Passes, you get FREE admission during the month of September, so come be the first to see what all the hype is about! During the month of October, you get a discount with a social media post.
For more information, you can check out the Seven Peaks/Trafalga Website
***This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are my own.***